Critical Thinking in Management

MGT10002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

     

Contact hours

  • 36

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21


Corequisites

Concurrent prerequisites :

A unit can be either completed prior to commencing study or taken at the same time.
 
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Aims and objectives

This unit will help students make effective decisions in a complex business environment. The unit will assist students to think clearly and rationally about business challenges, and make judicious use of logic, evidence and ethics to make informed judgements. It will help students to review, analyse and evaluate the managerial literature. Students will understand the relationship between creativity and critical thinking, and gain insight into the value of developing reflective practice in the workplace.
 
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
 
1. Develop informed decisions in complex business environments, drawing on logical reasoning, reliable sources of evidence and academic theory.
 
2. Recognise faulty thinking and cognitive biases, and explain how they contribute to or influence decision making.
 
3. Analyse managerial issues using multiple ethical frameworks, and decide on a principled course of action.
 
4. Apply multiple problem-solving strategies for analysing a complex business issue, and formulate an innovative solution.